Category Archives for "Support"

Three Vital (and Revealing!) Questions To Ask When Hiring A Remote Worker

A recent study covered by the Harvard Business Review demonstrated that taking on remote workers doesn’t just save businesses money – it can also lead to increased productivity and a happier workforce. With studies like this illuminating the benefits of remote workers, it’s no wonder that more and more companies are coming to rely on […]

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Are Your Millennials Ready To Be Business Leaders?

Plenty has been written about leading millennials, but now they’re in their 30s and assuming leadership positions. Older generations (Gen X & older) still think of millennials as the new kids on the block, but the reality is some of these “kids” are already managers and will play a major role in shaping the future […]

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Leadership, Stress, and the Mental Health of Your Workforce

When we talk about the mental health of your workforce, we have to include stress and the quality of leadership as factors in employee well-being. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health reports that the main causes of stress at work are are work-life balance issues (20 percent), job insecurity (6 percent), people issues (28 […]

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“Shhh… Are Your Leaders Really Listening to Employees?”

Leadership and Listening

Internal discussions about employee communication often focus on the words to use. Companies often tell leaders and managers what to say, and the right responses to give to particular questions. You may tell your leaders what needs to be communicated, and even when to say it – but the directive to listen to team members […]

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Developing a Coaching Culture Through Leadership

Leadership Coaching

Your organization’s leaders might feel frustrated at this point. They know employee engagement is important and believe they’re doing everything right, yet multiple surveys indicate the engagement needle is stuck on “low.” Therein lies the rub, to paraphrase Shakespeare’s tragic Hamlet. Focusing on engagement numbers, rather than identifying the unique strategies and effective communication processes […]

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Developing “Purpose Driven” Leaders

Developing Purpose-Driven Leaders

Ask any manager their purpose in the organization, and a common answer is, “Engage and empower my employees.” Ask the same person, “How?” and it becomes abundantly clear there’s no plan for converting a lofty goal into a well-defined action plan. The issue, says Kevin Cashman — Senior Client Partner, CEO & Executive Development, Korn Ferry — […]

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How Strong Leaders Address Workplace Bullying

Workplace bullying hurts employees, drains morale, and costs businesses money when they must replace employees who quit due to repeated mistreatment. However, team leaders, managers, and even executives can help spot and stop bullying in the workplace. Workplace Bullying, Defined Workplace bullying is the targeted, habitual mistreatment of one or more employees. While single acts of aggression, sabotage, […]

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Three Things Managers Do That Push Good Talent Away

Managers Push Talent

Fifty percent of employees quit their job because of management — rather than job responsibilities or pay. Supervisors sometimes don’t realize the ways that they push people away instead of motivate them to succeed. Here are three things your leaders can do to help your company hold on to its best talent. Avoid Micromanaging Poor […]

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5 Ways to Prep Your Team for Leadership

grow new leaders

Every leader wants self-motivated employees who can think and act for themselves. Once you reach a point where every employee is engaged and doing an excellent job staying motivated, it’s a good idea to start looking for new leaders among those employees. Here are five ways to instill leadership skills into your team members that will serve […]

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